It’s our last TV list of 2018!
These are the television shows of 2018 that stand out for their artistry and innovation AND also feature lesbian, bisexual, queer or trans women characters.
I made you a Christmas Card with Nafessa Williams’ face, but you have to open this recap to see it.
Jennifer and Khalil act out my favorite Beyoncé and Jay-z video! Except it’s all wrong!
As much as I love Black Lightning, and in particular as much as I love their willingness to ground the supernatural within the – admittedly sometimes ugly – realities of black life in America, I worry that the show has begun to dabble in exploiting the violence against black bodies as a means of spectacle.
“Is this how cis white dudes feel all the time?”
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
Hey, at least Almost-Dr. Anissa Pierce delivered some really cute babies!
We can finally settle it: Anissa Pierce is a top! Here’s some hot lesbian sex, tinged with a bit of angst and sadness, coming your way!
Jefferson finally realizes Anissa needs some freedom, Jennifer’s ex-boyfriend is getting creepier, and Black Lightning’s gotta figure out how to do better with its women villains.
Anissa and Grace make their way towards reconciliation and romance, Jennifer Pierce continues to be the best teenager on television this side of Santana Lopez.
Anissa wants Zoe to sing her a song. Naked. In Heels. Of course.
This Week: Anissa Pierce goes full on “Set It Off”/Robin Hood, stealing from Freeland’s drug dealers to give back to those in most need. Next Week: She’s kissing a girl! WE’RE BACK!!
Ten thousand reader votes later…
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — like Hollywood itself, and mainstream TV criticism — continues to be dominated by a voting block of mostly straight white men. So, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to host our own Autostraddle TV awards to coincide with the Emmys.
Alex and Sara and Anissa and Nyssa and Betty McRae, oh my!
Wynonna Earp is already renewed, Supergirl adds the first trans superhero to TV, Steven Universe is getting a movie, AvaLance lives, American Horror Story: Apocalypse (for real), Nafessa Williams always knows what to say, Tig Notaro on Star Trek: Discovery, queer Charmed, and big hopes for Rosa’s bi storylines on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
I don’t know if you’ve felt it yet, but we certainly have. This is the year where lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans women of color are taking over your television screens.
In the Black Lightning season one finale, Anissa Pierce once again refuses to run away from the white men who try to intimidate her. She stands with her family, and she fights back
I’ll cut the mushy feelings for now and save the rest for next week — when we will come back together for the BLACK LIGHTNING SEASON FINALE!!!!